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    antique mahogany george iii inlaid bureau c 1780

    A stunning Antique George III bureau with a beautiful fitted interior, Circa 1780 in date. This magnificent piece is of the finest flame mahogany and has been fully restored to show the beautiful grain of the mahogany. 18th century furniture designer, Thomas Sheraton, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany." The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree. There are three large and capacious full width drawers, with a pair of half width drawers above the. The fantastic interior has eight small drawers, a central cupboard and pigeon holes, above the pigeon holes there are a pair of full width secret drawers. Either side of the cupboard there is secret drawer. The fall and the interior are beautifully inlaid. The brass handles are original. Add a touch of unparalleled style to your home. Condition: In fully restored condition, the leather writing surface has been renewed with a fabulous antique finish green hide with gold tooled decoration. Measurements: H 107cm x W 122cm x D 56 cm

    Price: SOLD

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